Thursday, February 26, 2015

Gorman A15 Moth and Moon

I was lucky enough to be invited to my all time favourite designer Gorman's A15 runway show for their Moth & Moon collection. The label was also celebrating 16 years, a huge achievement in the volatile world of fashion. Luckily Gorman are going from strength to strength with each new collection, always outdoing themselves design wise. To say I was excited to get the invitation to this in the mail is an understatement as I'm pretty sure you're all aware of just how much I do love this label. Well they certainly did not disappoint, every little detail of the night was amazing which you'll see in a moment but of course the clothes themselves were the absolute highlight as you can see above, photo by Lucas Dawson Photography.

The stunning location for the evening was the Conservatory in the Fitzroy Gardens which made the perfect backdrop for Gorman's trademark colourful collection.

Each invited guest received an exclusive fern print cushion, specially made for the event and embroidered on the reverse side with 'Gorman, Fitzroy Gardens a'15' as well as a delicious smelling candle and the beautifully shot Autumn look book which was photographed in Japan.

I told you every detail was perfect.

I couldn't resist taking some outfit photos pre-show in the space. I've actually shot an outfit here before but every time you visit the conservatory there are new flowers, arrangements and colours to discover.

I decided to not wear a full head to toe Gorman outfit as I guessed that's what most people would be doing (and I was right) so I went with my new Karen Walker bloom sweater dress. I was just wondering through Myer when I spotted it and I knew it had to be mine, that pale blue and white print is just to die for. Of course I still wanted to have some Gorman in my outfit so I wore my favourite Gorman wood block platform heels that I bought when they were first released but are heavily discounted now so get on that guys as they're the best shoes to wear and look so cute, honestly! The rest of my look comprised of my fave Lady Petrova floral crown, my Ne-Net polar bear/bunny rabbit bag and my trusty Tsumori Chisato sunglasses. Oh and my DIY white pom pom earrings I made using bits and pieces I bought at a Japanese jewellery supplies shop.

Outfit details
Dress Karen Walker
Flower crown Lady Petrova
White pom pom earrings DIY
Sunglasses Tsumori Chisato
Fluffy bag Ne-net
Navy heels Gorman



Flower crown Lady Petrova
White pom pom earrings DIY
Sunglasses Tsumori Chisato


Fluffy bag Ne-net
Gold bangle Estelle Dévé


Navy heels Gorman

Where I was seated was really difficult for getting any front facing photos of the models because of shadows so all further runway photos are by Lucas Dawson Photography.

This gold jumpsuit was a real crowd pleaser but is unfortunately a runway only piece and not going into production. Talking to Lisa Gorman after the show she said everyone had mentioned it to her and of course everyone wants the runway only piece but her and Emily Ward the runway stylist had created the piece that day using other pieces and fabric from the collection earlier that day. Hopefully it does get made, if not for this season perhaps the next because I can totally see my bff Lauren rocking this.

Gorman's knits are the best and this is no exception.

Hello pink coat you were made for me.

I'm going to try both these pieces on as soon as they land in store. The gold foil pleated skirt is just a stand out piece I think I need in my wardrobe.

This seasons fern print as seen on the cushions earlier.

Gorman are known for their prints and I must say this is one of their best ever designs. Another item for the growing wish list.

The title Moth & Moon print is another standout print by Gorman. Those over the knee socks better be going into production because I need them!

I saw this baby pink cropped leather jacket in store the other day and didn't have time to try it on but you can be sure that I will be trying it on as soon as possible and hopefully purchasing it too - it's so perfect for me. I just love this whole look.

Yep guess what, I love this too. That puffa jacket and bag please be mine.

That circle bag - oh my! The dress - be still my beating heart.

What a fabulous collection. You can see the full album of runway photos on the Gorman facebook page. Thank you to Gorman and the team for having me, it was a wonderful night full of beautiful clothes and scenery, one that I will never forget.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bananarama

I actually shot this outfit late last year but lost the photos until today when I found my long lost sd card. I've worn this outfit a lot this summer and every time I do I end up getting lots of people stopping me to tell me they love it. I can see why, it's just so bold, bright and cheerful. I'm never one to play it safe so mixing these two prints and colours together comes naturally to me. My fashion motto is to wear whatever pleases me and this outfit pleases me greatly, I mean how could it not? It's just so fun to wear.

Outfit details
Banana top House of Cards
Splash skirt Gorman
Banana earrings WeGo Tokyo
Pink basket bag H&M
Sunglasses Tsumori Chisato
Yellow sandals Saltwater Sandals

Banana's and banana's - oh my!

Banana top House of Cards
Banana earrings WeGo Tokyo
Sunglasses Tsumori Chisato

My cute fruity nail art was done by the lovely ladies at Magic Nails in Box Hill using shellac colours. I loved having this manicure, looking back at these photos makes me want it all over again.

Fruit nail art Magic Nails Box Hill
Flower bangle House of Cards
Pink basket bag H&M
Rings | Red acrylic ring MOMA NYC | Pink gift bow ring Tokyo's Tokyo at Omohara Tokyu Plaza | Pink resin crown ring Keep Resin

See? It's just so kawaii! #fruitsaladnails

Fruit nail art Magic Nails Box Hill

This bag brings me so much joy.

Flower bangle House of Cards
Pink basket bag H&M

BFF hangs with my equally colourful gal pal Lauren. Don't we look cute together?


Yellow sandals Saltwater Sandals

As some of you may know I just moved house. As such I need to downsize my wardrobe so I'm having a HUGE clear out at this Sunday's A Plus Market at the Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre from 10am - 3pm. I'll be selling pieces from lot's of plus size brands - ASOS, City Chic, 17 Sundays as well as a few larger pieces from H&M, Monki, Gorman, Obus and Sportsgirl. Of course there will also be vintage pieces I no longer wear and lot's of shoes, bags and accessories. Will be a good day with lot's of other stalls all selling plus sized clothing, hopefully see you there xoxo

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pink Lake

Hello and welcome to my first post of 2015. I had planned on doing a round up of what 2014 meant to me but in all honesty I've needed this short break from the blog to clear my head after a pretty eventful and intense year. But now I'm back and pinker than ever thanks to the Westgate Park natural salt water lake that turns bright pink in summer. As pretty as it looks I don't recommend bringing a picnic to eat around it as we had planned because it smells like egg farts which isn't exactly appetising. Speaking of eggs how amazing is my pink bubble dress by Brisbane designer Soot with it's prehistoric egg like shapes dotted around? I bought it when I visited the designer Edwina Sinclair in her studio in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley when I was in town for the opening night of Future Beauty at GOMA and have been waiting for the perfect location to pop up to shoot it in. The pink lake was kinda the perfect place to shoot this very unusual piece don't you think? So amazing to have come across this little known part of Melbourne.

Outfit details
Pink bubble dress Soot
Sunglasses Tsumori Chisato
Pink pom pom earrings Poms
Iridescent bag Maude Studio
Pink heart musk bangle Save Yourself Shop
Pink platforms Windsor Smith

These pink coke cans were just made for me. I just wish Coke Zero had these cute colours available too cos I don't actually drink full fat coke. I had a sip and it just tasted like icing sugar! FYI Coke didn't send me this or pay me or anything it's just a cute can and obviously their marketing team are great because here I am advertising coke for free just cos of a pink can #smartmarketers!

OMG this bag you guys, how amazing is it? Made by local Melbourne label Maude Studio I just love how much is sparkles. It reminds me of an old Barbie doll dress of mine from when I was a kid. The love heart shaped musk stick bangle is hand made in Melbourne by a man in his 80's called Alan. I love that it looks like one of my favourite childhood lollies - musk sticks. It's part of a set of three bangles stocked at Save Yourself Shop.

Iridescent bag Maude Studio
Pink heart musk bangle Save Yourself Shop

I've recently discovered SNS manicures - these are my natural nails dipped in an organic acrylic powder that sets hard and lasts even longer than my usual shellac.

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I bought these super kawaii platforms at the South Wharf Windsor Smith outlet for $30, can't go wrong with that!

Pink platforms Windsor Smith

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fun in the Sun!

Getting away from Melbourne for a few days last week to the beautiful Sunshine Coast was a much needed break and I'm already missing the lazy days by the pool. I have had a lot of changes to my life recently, namely Henry and I have mutually decided to end our relationship, or as Gwyneth would say we have decided to consciously uncouple. We are both happy and at peace with our decision and looking forward to what the future brings. He will always have a special place in my heart and I am hopeful that we will continue as friends. The Sunshine Coast was the perfect place to regroup and focus on myself in the wake of this situation and I'm really glad I got to enjoy some much needed fun in the sun with friends. Of course I went all out with the #pinkcore poolside pieces as my love of pink just never ends!

Outfit details
Beach Kaftan City Chic
Pink floral bikini Azalea Swim
Pink basket bag H&M
Pink thongs Honeybees $2 of each pair sold goes to bee research!
Blow up doughnut Third Drawer Down
Sunglasses Tsumori Chisato
Ice cream earrings Doodad and Fandango

Please oh please take me back!

Blow up doughnut Third Drawer Down
Sunglasses Tsumori Chisato
Ice cream earrings Doodad and Fandango

I just love this pink floral bikini by independent Australian swimwear label Azalea Swim. I'm all about the #fatkini this year and this one is just so cute. I love love love the cute little frills. Azalea Swim cater up to a size 18 which is perfect for inbetweenies like me.

Pink floral bikini Azalea Swim

Not having Henry as my usual outfit photographer is going to take some getting used to. I really wanted to showcase just how bloody awesome these Doodad and Fandango ice cream earrings really are, hopefully you can tell. I've been wearing them everywhere since I got then. I want so many things from their collection, would make the best Christmas pressies!

Blow up doughnut Third Drawer Down
Sunglasses Tsumori Chisato
Ice cream earrings Doodad and Fandango

Ok I'm kinda against shopping at H&M but I do pop in to have a look from time to time, usually on my way to the Strand Arcade's boutiques such as Gorman's Weekend store, Fat or Funkis. Anyway I was doing just that when I chanced upon this cute pink basket bag and I just had to have it even if H&M are highly questionable ethically and I prefer to shop local whenever possible. I can't be perfect all the time guys! This was only $10 which is both good and bad, good for my pocket but bad knowing just how little the people making it would receive. I feel so much guilt but I figure I do more than my bit and one bad thing is allowed. Don't hate me.

Flower bangle House of Cards
Pink basket bag H&M
Rings | Red acrylic ring MOMA NYC | Pink gift bow ring Tokyo's Tokyo at Omohara Tokyu Plaza | Pink resin crown ring Keep Resin

Oh look here! This is me doing my bit, haha. These awesome cute thongs/sandals are by Honeybees Australia and $2 per every pair sold goes directly to bee research. Bees are currently endangered and with them they will take our flora, fauna and a third of our diet if they do die out. So saving the bees is a really important cause, why not get some cute poolside shoes at the same time?

Pink thongs Honeybees

Shop the look!!!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Lobsters and Crabs at Brighton Beach

My love for the label Gorman is very well documented on my blog so it will probably come as no surprise to you all that I have bought yet another Gorman dress, and how could I not? I  mean this amazing lobster print dress with it's faint pink polka dot fabric is just about the cutest dress to ever exist, well, EVER! I just love it so much. I love it even more now as I was actually wearing it when Lisa Gorman herself recognised me in the street the other night (of course I got a selfie with her which you can check out on my instagram). What an awesome pinch myself moment that was!

Outfit details
Lobster dress Gorman
Pink sunglasses Craig and Karl for Le Specs
Pom pom earrings Bubbles Harajuku
Flower bangle House of Cards
Circle bag Chip Chop! for Sportsgirl
White jelly sandals Jelly Beans

Henry and I headed down to Brighton Beach after work the other night with a little picnic to watch the sunset and to take some bikini photos for the City Chic blog. The backdrop was actually perfect for what I was wearing too. I mean hello matching orange and red bathing box, how cute are you?

AND this super happy crab was just too perfect to not pose next to. A perfect meeting of the crustaceans with my super cute lobster print dress and Mr Happy Crab on the bathing box. I do love these Brighton Beach bathing boxes ever so much, such a fun place to sit and watch the sunset on a hot summers day.

I need to stop using this bag so much, it's in all my recent blog posts pretty much. I just can't quit it though, it's so useful and fun and quirky which are all good qualities.

Flower bangle House of Cards
Circle bag Chip Chop! for Sportsgirl
Rings | Red acrylic ring MOMA NYC | Pink gift bow ring Tokyo's Tokyo at Omohara Tokyu Plaza | Pink resin crown ring Keep Resin

Same with these shoes. So perfect for the beach!

White jelly sandals Jelly Beans